The Bayside Historical Society on Sunday, October 25 will hold its 8th annual Totten Trot 5K foot race in Fort Totten, featuring a waterfront course along Little Neck Bay and a unique celebration following the event. Benefiting BHS's educational programs, the race is open to the general community, and prizes will be awarded in all age groups, including one for best costume (costumes are optional). The race will be electronically scored by TEAM BrickWell. Following the event, a celebration with live music will be held in the ballroom of the Officer's Club (also known as the Castle), with breakfast fare provided by Whole Foods Market at Manhasset. Raffle prizes will also be awarded.
The registration fee is $20 for those who sign up before October 20 and $25 for those who register later. Participants check in at 7:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. Children under age 12 run free in the children's "fun run" at 10 a.m. The first 100 registrants will receive a free tee-shirt. Registration forms are available online at baysidehistorical.org. For more information, call Bayside Historical Society at (718) 352-1548.
Bayside Historical Society is located within Fort Totten Park, in Bayside, NY, and is accessible by both public transportation (Q13 or Q16 bus to Fort Totten) and car: Cross Island Parkway North to exit #32 (Bell Blvd.). A New York City landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, Bayside Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of Bayside and offers a variety of cultural and educational programs, exhibits and events for the community.